A standard reed choice. Be sure to select the right strength for you.
A popular reed that provides a quick response. Be sure to select the right strength for you.
Store your reeds on a flat surface and have multiple slots to keep track of rotating through reeds.
Be sure to rub on tenon corks when assembly or disassembly is difficult.
Swab every time you finish playing. Be sure to swab the mouthpiece separately.
Put on, not too close to the tip of the mouthpiece, to protect the mouthpiece from your teeth, and anchor your embouchure.
My favorite brand of case. A good upgrade from the case that your clarinet comes with.
A great compact clarinet stand, so your clarinet is safe standing upright.
Recording yourself is one of the best, and fastest ways to improve.
Use this to remove moisture that builds up under pads after long playing sessions.
Start with these to focus on sound and learning the notes
A great book to begin with. Teaches all the notes in a good order one at a time.
Another great place to start with a good presentation of the notes.
A standard full band book. I would recommend using one of the others along with this as well.
A more advanced tone book that is great for advanced level tone practice.
Use these to master all the notes and fluid fingers
A select few of the many greats
There are tons of different ligatures, as always chose what makes you sound the best.
A very affordable simple metal ligature. Screws should be on the same side as the reed.
A more sophisticated leather ligature. Screws should be on opposite side as the reed.
This is a favorite ligature of mine. Screws should be on the opposite side as the reed.
I would recommend going to a music store to try mouthpieces and see what makes you sound the best.
When purchasing a clarinet, especially a professional level one, I highly recommend going to a music store and trying multiple instruments.